Camera Test: Sony NEX-7 ILC

Sony seriously shakes up the camera game. Again

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The Sony NEX-7 features a 24.3MP CMOS APS-C sensor, 1080p60 HD video capture, a 3-in. 921,600-dot tilting LCD screen and a 2.4 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder.Satoshi
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All images were captured as Fine JPG's in the Adobe RGB colorspace and converted to SRGB in Lightroom 3.0 No editing has been done to any of the images except where noted. Tech specs: ISO 12800 at 1/100 sec, f/2.2.
Focal length: 24mm The NEX-7's highest ISO is a whopping 16000. This image was shot at its second highest native ISO, 12800. To put it's firepower into perspective, Nikon's flagship DSLR, the D3, offers a highest native ISO of 12800. Obviously the image quality at these higher ISO's isn't fantastic, but its impressive nonetheless. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
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Tech specs: ISO 16000 at 1/40 sec, f/1.8.
Focal length: 24mm While ISO 16000 may not be a pretty site, the simple fact that the NEX-7 offers such a native range is impressive. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
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Tech specs: ISO 800 at 1/1000 sec, f/5.6.
Focal length: 24mm The NEX-7 scored a 7.7 in our color accuracy lab test, which falls into the category of "Excellent". Our experience shooting around with it confirms its outstanding color reproduction. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
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Tech specs: ISO 800 at 1/640 sec, f/5.6.
Focal length: 24mm In well-lit conditions, the NEX-7 was able to focus quickly and accuretly, regardless of the fact that I was walking while taking this shot. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
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Tech specs: ISO 6400 at 1/80 sec, f/1.8.
Focal length: 24mm While shooting at ISO's 16000 and 12800 may be pushing the NEX-7 a bit too far, ISO 6400 actually looks decent. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
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Tech specs: ISO 100 at 2 sec, f/9.
Focal length: 24mm For this long exposure image, the NEX-7 was balanced on the side of a statue. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
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Tech specs: ISO 1600 at 1/400 sec, f/5.6.
Focal length: 55mm Can’t frame straight? The NEX-7 lets you overlay an electronic level on the LCD or EVF screen while framing a scene. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
December 9, 2011

December 9, 2011

Today's photo of the day was shot with the Sony NEX-7 ILC. Be sure to check out our full NEX-7 lab text as well as our sample image gallery.Dan Bracaglia
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Tech specs: ISO 100 at 1/3 sec, f/32.
Focal length: 55mm The NEX-7 was mounted on a tripod for this shot, made out an open window of the New York City Marathon. (Some slight adjustments to Exposure were made to this image in Adobe Lightroom 3) (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
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Tech specs: ISO 800 at 1/1600 sec, f/6.3.
Focal length: 18mm Again, this image proves just how well the NEX-7 performs in the color reproduction department. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
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Tech specs: ISO 3200 at 1/80 sec, f/4.
Focal length: 30mm Thanks to its very capable APS-C sensor, the NEX-7 allows for high-quality shooting in locations where DSLR's once only roamed, like this subway station. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
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Tech specs: ISO 1600 at 1/125 sec, f/5.
Focal length: 52mm Unlike Sony’s DSLRs, the NEX-7 and other NEX cameras use lens-based image stabilization instead of the sensor-shift kind, so keep that in mind when buying new lenses. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia